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Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding streams are administered by the Government Offices for the Regions. (316774)

The Government Offices for the Regions have specific responsibility for an administration running cost budget and a capital budget.

Programme budgets administered by the Government Offices are the responsibility of the Secretaries of State for the relevant sponsor Departments. The Departments delegate authority to the regional directors to spend against their programmes, though all expenditure incurred is recorded in the accounts of the Department concerned.

There are currently 12 existing Sponsor Departments to the Government Offices Network; CLG, BIS, DfT, DCFS, DWP, DEFRA, Home Office, MoJ, DECC, DCMS, Cabinet Office and DoH.